Ralph Laurence Roberts (Ret). senior master sergeant, 93, passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Mr. Roberts was born June 11, 1924, in Islesboro, and graduated from Islesboro High School.

Mr. Roberts married Nellie J. Williams Nov. 1, 1942, and celebrated 70 years of marriage before her passing. Mr. Roberts was a career armed forces service member; an Army veteran of World War II from 1942 to 1945, stationed in France and Germany; and an Air Force veteran from 1947 to 1972, stationed in the United States, Japan and Germany.

Mr. Roberts enjoyed tooling leather, fishing and traveling. He is survived by his sister, Doris Hatch, of Rockland; his daughter, Judith E. (Richard) Plogger; his sons, Russell W. Roberts and Michael (Janet) Roberts; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Roberts was preceded in death by his two brothers, Jack and Alan Roberts.